Welcome to the stories of the 2016 Computerworld Data+ Editors’ Choice Award honorees.
Chosen by a panel of Computerworld editors, this year’s 20 winning organizations have used data analytics to achieve a wide spectrum of gains, from improving business profitability to uncovering trends in criminal activity and reducing energy use — even keeping trains running on schedule.
Interested in finding a project that might be specific to what you do? We've collected and categorized them all in a searchable table, below — click through any item in the first column to see a project profile. Or, you can browse the projects by clicking through them in the navigation strip at the bottom of this story and all the project profiles. And remember to read through the full September digital magazine, which features the winners as well as news analysis, opinions and more.
2016 Data+ Editors' Choice Awards Projects
|A.W. Chesterton||Develop a comprehensive view of the company's sales health and activity worldwide||Industrial products manufacturer||Business intelligence and analytics software||Targit|
|BRF||Enable better and faster price reporting and research, and automate manual processes||Food supplier||Revenue and profit optimization software||PROS|
|Cerner||Build a more complete picture of people's health and predict potential risks||Healthcare technology||Big data analytics system||Cloudera|
|CPL Online||Process vast amounts of data to spot trends and provide customers with useful analysis||Education||Big data analytics system||Lexis_Nexis Risk Solutions|
|Duke Energy||Increase satisfaction by enabling customers to take control of their energy usage||Energy||Data analytics||Tendril|
|GE Healthcare||Migrate to a next-generation integration engine with zero disruption to customers||Healthcare technology||Enterprise service bus||Talend|
|Halton Regional Police Service||Implement a BI platform to extract value from data scattered throughout the organization||Government||Data warehouse, business intelligence, GPS||Hexagon|
|Jet Propulsion Laboratory||Search and analyze petabytes of past mission data in many formats, saving time and money||Government||Cloud-based interactive search and analytics||In-house development|
|Kentucky Transportation Cabinet||Improve the efficiency and responsiveness of transportation operations, and better predict costs||Government||Real-time data feed aggregator||In-house development, also partnered with Waze, Esri|
|KPMG||Digitize client onboarding services in a searchable format to improve speed, accuracy and quality||Professional services||NoSQL database||MarkLogic|
|Life Fitness||Reduce downtime of gym equipment by anticipating problems before they happen||Fitness equipment manufacturer||Remote monitoring service||In-house development|
|MFC Netform||Center operations around ERP as a competitive differentiator to grow business||Automotive equipment supplier||Cloud-based ERP software||Plex Systems|
|Deliver a scaled help and support experience for users in a shorter amount of time||Social media||Customer satisfaction prediction application||Zendesk|
|Qiagen||Give sales teams data-driven insights from growing volumes of data||Life science research and diagnostics||App store, analytics database||In-house development|
|Rhodes Group/TriCore||Provide actionable lab result information to health plans, care coordinators and clinicians||Healthcare technology||Predictive analytics||In-house development|
|State of Arkansas||Reward healthcare providers that deliver high-quality care at reasonable costs||Government||Big data analytics system||General Dynamics Health Solutions|
|Takeda Pharmaceuticals||Capture an oncology drug patient's entire journey by managing prescription data at a lower level||Pharmaceuticals||Data management platform and analytics tool||LiquidHub, Liquid Analytics, Tableau Software|
|TD Bank||Deliver data to business users quickly, securely and with on-demand access||Banking||Data management tool||Podium Data|
|University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics||Use predictive analytics to reduce the occurrence of surgical site infections during colon surgery||Healthcare||Enterprise analytics platform||Dell|
|Utah Transit Authority||Keep trains on schedule, assess gaps in coverage and identify ways to improve services||Government||Big data analytics system||Information Builders|